Undergraduate Bulletin 2021 - 2022 
    Mar 04, 2024  
Undergraduate Bulletin 2021 - 2022 [ARCHIVED BULLETIN]

Biology, B.S.

Program Chair: Kirt Moody, Ph.D.

Available in the Day College.


The Biology programs at Columbia College seek to connect the promise and practice of science to the phenomena of life and of living systems.  In the context of small, interactive classes we deliver a challenging curriculum which includes foundational courses, electives, opportunities for mentored experiential learning, and exploration of scientific cultures and careers.  Graduates are introduced to Biology’s concepts, techniques, tools, and applications; and in doing so, become better prepared for training in medicine, health sciences, research, and education. 


Student Learning Outcomes:

  1. Students will demonstrate content knowledge at an appropriate level for course areas required in the curriculum. 
  2. Students will demonstrate appropriate performance of technical laboratory procedures generally used in the field of Biology. 
  3. Students will demonstrate the ability to clearly communicate scientific material in an oral presentation context 


Major courses include:

Total Credit Hours: 41

Internship, Independent Study and/or Research

Up to 4 of these elective credits may be satisfied with hours based on internship, independent study and/or research.

The following courses must be taken during the senior year.

Restricted Electives

Restricted Electives

Specified Electives

The following courses must be taken as specified electives.

Quantitative Reasoning

The quantitative reasoning for General Education must be met with

Scientific Literacy

The following courses must be taken to satisfy the scientific literacy and Bachelor of Science requirements.